2002 Citroen C5 LX 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland
The C5 seriously needs scrapping and rebuilding
Driver window clicked when opening and closing. whole unit had to be replaced.
Rear door would not unlock, lock had to be smashed off and replaced by Citroen.
Car judders when in traffic or pulling away from junction, clutch replaced by Citroen, problem still exists.
Third gear has had to be replaced on Gearbox.
Seat adjuster had to be replaced.
Oil leak on clutch and engine.
Headlight dim or switch off while driving, very dangerous on motorways.
Car locks itself for no reason, I have had to climb out of the driver window on one occasion, the car has locked my 3 year old daughter inside on two occasions.
Had a recall for wheels by Citroen.
Accelerator cable had to be adjusted three times, while pulling away at junctions or accelerating in general, throttle was floored.
Car has failed to start three times in the morning.
According to Citroen, since the car has done 68000 miles and is now two years old, this is now classed as an old car and that faults are now inevitable. Pretty appalling really.
I must admit that Citroen have put right most of the faults.
Headlights still dim or switch off.
Central locking still locks itself.
Car still judders.
Being truthful, the car rides superbly on the motorway, but for general town use etc the car performs unreliably.
I explained to Citroen that previously I had a Xantia, Turbo Diesel, bought it at 70k and sold it at 160k, fantastic car, not a thing went wrong for 6 years. Whats gone now Citroen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th December, 2004
17th Mar 2005, 02:38
Worrying. I too am a Xantia fan and have had one car covering 200k almost fault free and my current one has done 180k needing only a thermostat and radiator recore.
I contacted Citroen to see what warranty they offered on the 19 computers allegedly secreted in the C5 - err, none really other than the standard 3 year mechanical you are on your own.
I'm gonna buy a SAAB next!